Dent Island Lighthouse
The Dent Island Lighthouse overlooks over the Whitsunday Islands.
Original kerosene burners upgraded to pressurised kerosene and mantle operation in 1926-1927 with a power increase to 50,000 candelas.
Because the tower was so short the clockwork mechanism had to be wound up every seventy-five minutes.
Solar conversion took place in 1981.
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|Unnamed Road, Bowen QLD 4805, Australia|
|23 Front St, Whitsundays QLD 4803, Australia|
Flat Top Island
|Unnamed Road, Mackay Harbour QLD 4740, Australia|
Flat Top Island
|44 Mulherin Dr, Mackay Harbour QLD 4740, Australia|
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|Location||Lat: 20° 22.1570' S
Long: 148° 55.7340' E
|Current Optic||Sabik MLED350 3 tier|
|Construction||Round iron clad timber framed tower and red cupola|
|Range||Nominal: 11 nm Geographical: 17 nm|
|Character||Fl. W. 5 secs|
|Power Source||Solar Convn.1983|
|Notes||As at Jan 2011|
NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.
The tower is not open to the public.
No tours are available.
No lighthouse accommodation is available
Hamilton Island Golf Club covers the southern part of the island
Lighthouse to remind us of region’s rich history – Whitsunday Times 12 May 2014
Dent Island Lighstation Heritage Management Plan – 2013
- Images – AMSA
- Images – Annette Flotwell
- Image – Kandice Weymouth